Welcome to the world little chickie, 
I can't wait to meet you!

Well I can't believe it's almost the due date of my new little niece, Aurelia-Paige! It seems like just last week that I was walking down the aisle of my sisters wedding and only yesterday that she announced she was to have her little girl. June 5th can't come soon enough!
So last weekend we popped home for a very brief, but lovely, weekend in Cornwall to throw my sister her baby shower. The day was inspired by Little Chickie and all things pink. For months, my sister, Tammy, and I raided Pinterest for inspiration and created the most beautiful girlie party - we definitely did our new niece proud (heck, I did myself proud - i'm not usually one for girlie decor and pink!). 

Almost everything was home made by myself and Tammy, from the bunting to the baby guest 'book', we also had baby games and lots of yummy food. As a lot of our guests are already mummies, we decided to create little advice cards for the new parents to be and these really went down well. We event created a craft corner where we kept the mummy advice cards, the guest 'book' and the diaper thoughts game...

As my sister is such a book worm, another idea we had was to ask our guests to bring their favourite childhood book and to write a message on the sleeve. This is another idea I found on Pinterest which I thought would go down very well with my sister. Each book has a little message from someone who loves them written there on the sleeve to remind them of that special time.

The baby guest 'card' was another idea I pinched from Pinterest (it's what it's there for right?). Knowing my sister was going for a Beatrix Potter theme, I purchased a Peter Rabbit card from Paperchase, cut out the illustration and placed it onto an A3 card. Guests were then invited to place their finger print onto the sheet and sign their name, I later turned this into a piece of art by drawing leaves and flowers over the card to connect the fingerprints. 
Of course the food was an absolute winners. Being that we were only home for a few days the food had to be quick, easy to make and cheap! We made pink wafers dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles, 'ready-to-pop' popcorn, pick-n-mix ... but of course the star of the day was the stunning cake. Not exactly a vegan pallet but truly scrumptious none-the-less.
Of course as the day progressed the most exciting element was getting through the huge mountain of presents. I was kindly gifted a beautiful dress and bunny rattle from Little Chickie* which I wrapped up for my sister as part of my gift.

Being that my sister is an absolute beach bum, and the fact that Aurelia is due in June, I couldn't resist this beautiful dress. The sailor stripes give it a lovely seaside feel, while the tulips scream summer! The dress is beautifully made with not a stitch out of place and it is part of their organic cotton range which makes it wonderfully soft. 

The bunny is just small enough for little hands, soft and has an amazing rattle inside. Now I hate noisy toys but this little rattle has a soft, low tone which isn't anywhere near as annoyingly repetitive as rattles usually are, so of course it was a winner for me! I still have my teddy from when I was a baby so I hope this little bunny will be Aurelia's first best friend, who will stay by her side forever.
Well I hope you've enjoyed this little post. Thank you to Little Chickie for the gifts and for being my inspiration for the day! My sister absolutely loved the day and I can't wait to see little Aurelia-Paige in her new seaside dress!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for throwing us such a perfect and beautiful day! We're both so happy with everything you did. :D Your niece will love you so very much! :)
    Mama took me shopping today so getting the hospital bag ready tonight! Not long now! Xxx


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